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#141 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 0908 AM

Got a sneaking suspicion these guys do a big scale Centurion. Good find, very interesting indeed.


Company here doing a 1-16 scale M60A3.
http://www.rcunivers...now-so-far.html

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#142 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 1151 AM

I have just read that Trumpeter is bringing out a 1.16 scale T72B in the new year (both with and without reactive armour). Might be some good kitbashing potential there with a Heng Long T90 hull.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 0228 AM

Indeed. Alas, RC tanking here isn't all that popular, hence I got no one to play tank battles with. And so my RC tanks are just gathering dust....  :(


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#144 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 0305 AM

I feel your pain Tomas. Ive finally solved most of the problems in my chally, but even if i forked out of an IR system, Id never use it. I dont think ive even driven my Tamiya Tiger and Sherman for about 10 years now.

 

I think the key to the Challenger's problems is poor springs. when going round turns, the last roadwheel compresses, and it slips the track. Ive took out surplus track links, and Ive put some shims in behind the axle under the spring, to tense it up a bit. Its helped, a bit, to the point it can now go over short grass without slipping tracks. When it goes into about 6 inch grass it does throw the track. But in fairness, even on Salisbury plain its unlikely to get that tall. I mean scale, it must be well over 10 feet. :D So a supplier of stronger springs and probably some metal axles is probably the way forward here.

 

Ive also figured out a way to use top up gift cards, so I can probably get a new turret ring and drive mechanism for it, which will probably cut the noise of turret traverse.

 

These fellas seem to have some good bits, dont know if you have any experience of them Tomas.

https://www.forgebea...d_Products.html


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 1408 PM

Not my thing, but has anybody seen this?

 

https://youtu.be/6vKQQk2U7Q8?


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 0258 AM

Thats pretty good. I wonder if he scratch built it himself, or used on of the Mark1 Models 1-6 scale tanks as a basis. Pretty good in any case.

 

Somehow in my Tamiya 1-16 scale Tiger ive managed to replicate the capriciousness of the original. Im having a hell of a job reactivating it. Im idly wondering if Im going to have to invest in a new ESC in order to run the damn thing. The Taimya one as Tomas has said is very unimpressive in many ways.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 1056 AM

Looks like the Mark 1's as the base then added the animatronics for old Hanz und Franz later. Pretty impressive, but at that size you're just showing off and you're not going to get it all down and dirty like you can with the smaller-scaled thanks.


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 0939 AM

A friend of mine has a 1-6 Jagdpanther from Mark1 model. Apparently he even managed to put cameras in it to make it easier to drive. :D Ive just managed to re-activate my 1-16 scale Tamiya Sherman. its so much fun to play with, Im kinda wondering why I ever put the damn thing down. Bought myself a new Flysky 10 channel transmitter, so at least its future proofed for when I figure out how to put a smoke discharger in it. :)
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